4) Raising further questions around her use of a private plane, Senator Claire McCaskill's (D-Mo.) spokesperson has confirmed that she billed taxpayers for a purely political travel on a private plane co-owned by her family, which is a violation of Congressional ethics rules. 3) An aide to Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock (D) has registered www.BullockForGovernor.com. If he runs, Bullock would be a big get for state Democrats. 2) Some very encouraging news: An aide says Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) plans to attend the launch of her astronaut husband's space shuttle mission next month. 1) President Obama will hold a news conference at the White House at 11:15 a.m. to talk about rising energy prices and other issues.
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